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AAA Northern New England and Maine Bureau of Highway Safety

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

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AAA Northern New England and Maine Bureau of Highway Safety invite you to join us at the University of Southern Maine in Hannaford Hall for the 2016 Impaired Driving Summit to discuss a coordinated approach to tackling the issue of drugged driving in Maine. This one-day, summit will bring together subject matter experts, law enforcement, legislators, administrators, judicial, educators, physicians and traffic safety professional to discuss collaborative solutions for combating impaired driving and share ideas.


Agenda Maine Impaired Driving Summit 2016

8:00-8:05 Introductions and Welcome Lauren Stewart, Director, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety


8:05-8:10 Welcome Colonel Robert A. Williams, Maine State Police

8:10-8:20 Welcoming Remarks Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State

8:20-8:35 Introducing Maine’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Scot Mattox TSRP, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety


8:35-9:05 National Perspective on Drugs and Traffic Safety Jake Nelson Traffic Safety Advocacy & Research, AAA National Office


9:05-9:45 The Surprising Story of Impaired Driving Mike Geraci, Region One Administrator, NHTSA


Break 9:45-10:00

10:00-11:00 Truth in the Eyes; Use of eye signs in detecting impaired drivers. Dr. Jack Richman, Optometrist

11:00-12:00 Impact of Changing Marijuana Laws on Impaired Driving. Dr. Barry Logan, Vice President of Forensic Science Initiatives and Chief of Forensic Toxicology at NMS Labs

Lunch 12:15-1:15 Drugged Driving: The Criminal Justice Approach. Dr. Joanne Thomka, Director, National Traffic Law Center, National District Attorneys Association

1:15-2:15  DWI Courts SAVE LIVES and taxpayer dollars too,  using smart justice strategies. Judge Michael Kavanaugh, Senior Director, National Center for DWI Courts

2:15-3:00 Mock Trial How to Prosecute an OUI

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 Mock Trial How to Prosecute an OUI

4:00-4:30 Toxicology-Forensics: Another Piece of the Puzzle- Steve Pierce and Heather Dyer, Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory

4:30-4:45 Synthesis and Call to Action Jake Nelson, Traffic Safety Advocacy & Research, AAA National Office,


Note: The summit is eligible for law enforcement mandatory training elective credits amd Maine Bar continuing Legal Education credits


For questions contact Dan Goodman at or 207-780-6988

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